Adaptive Streaming of Combined Audio/Video Content over Wireless Networks

  • Jeffrey Kang
  • Marek Burza
  • Peter van der Stok
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4267)


This paper describes a method for robust streaming of combined MPEG-2 audio/video content over in-home wireless networks. We make use of currently used content distribution formats and network protocols. The transmitted bit-rate is constantly adapted to the available network bandwidth, such that audio and video artifacts caused by packet loss are avoided. Bit-rate adaptation is achieved by using a packet scheduling technique called I-Frame Delay (IFD), which performs priority-based frame dropping upon insufficient bandwidth. We show an implementation using RTP and an implementation using TCP. Measurements on a real-life demonstrator set-up demonstrate the effectiveness of our approach.


Wireless Network Access Point Scalable Video Video Packet Transport Stream 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey Kang
    • 1
  • Marek Burza
    • 1
  • Peter van der Stok
    • 1
  1. 1.Philips ResearchAE EindhovenThe Netherlands

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